So here we have our primed mini ready to take on his full-color gray persona. Now here's the trick to painting in Black and White: The willingness to do it. If you know how to paint, you can paint your minis in black and white. But there needs to be a willingness to follow through. It was difficult for me at first, because I was going to do this with my Copplestone Gangsters which aren't exactly cheap. One mini painted by itself in B&W can be a nice novelty, and something fun to keep on your shelf, but I prefer going all out and creating an entire world in B&W. And everything involved with my gangsters, indeed, is B&W, the cars, the newsstand (even the dice, cards and custom-made battlemat I made for the game for which my miniatures were painted.) It wasn't just B&W miniatures- it was a B&W experience- and it seemed to work.
A note before we get started: Since everyone uses differing manufacturers of paint, I refer to the colors used here by numbers- No. 1 through No. 6- My scale starts at black- then goes to my darkest gray referred to as No. 1. The next lightest gray is No. 2- and so on to No. 6 which is straight white. So- Lower numbers are darker and higher numbers are lighter.
Let's get painting!